Teacher Incentive Fund Nearly Eliminated In Budget Agreement
A lot of folks have been banking on the $99 million TIF fund to kick-start their pay for performance plans and help spread the idea, but, according to this Title I Monitor report from two days ago, it's all but eliminated in the new spending agreement: Democrats Unveil Joint-Funding Resolution for SY 2007-08. "The program, funded for the first time this school year, provides financial incentives for teachers and principals who successfully boost student achievement." Unless this got changed yesterday and I just missed it.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Houston's pay for performance plan is creating controversy, according to EdWeek: Houston in Uproar Over Teachers' Bonuses